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Police seize drugs with $500,000 street value

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High value: Some of the drugs seized in the recent police operation (Photograph supplied)

Drugs with a street value of $500,000 have been seized by police following a raid in the east end.

Some of the drugs seized by police in a raid at the east end

The narcotics, including cannabis, crack cocaine, powder cocaine and heroin were recovered during a “recent exercise”, although police did not give an exact date or location.

Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the seizure, and subsequently released on police bail. The person is expected to appear before the courts in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph of the special investigations department, said: “This seizure has prevented these drugs from being sold on the street and jeopardising the safety and wellbeing of our community.

“It’s no secret the proceeds of drugs sales are used to further criminal activity through the funding of, among other things, the purchasing of illegal firearms and ammunition.

“We commend the officers involved for their diligence in effecting this seizure and remind the public that they can assist us in putting an end to criminal activity by calling 211 and providing information.”

Information can also be given on the Bermuda Police Service community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm, or on the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.

The BPS drugs unit is continuing investigations into this matter.